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English noun: thump

1. thump (event) a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

Synonymsclump, clunk, thud, thumping

Broader (hypernym)sound

2. thump (act) a heavy blow with the hand

Broader (hypernym)blow

English verb: thump

1. thump (motion) move rhythmically

SamplesHer heart was beating fast.

Synonymsbeat, pound

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)flap, flutter, palpitate, pulsate, pulse, thrash, throb

Verb groupbeat

2. thump (perception) make a dull sound

SamplesThe knocker thudded against the front door.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

3. thump (contact) hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

SamplesThe salesman pounded the door knocker.
A bible-thumping Southern Baptist.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to thump his opponent

Synonymspoke, pound

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

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